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Global Shakespeare Launch Event- Registration

Global Shakespeare
Queen Mary University of London and the University of Warwick invite you to the launch event for Global Shakespeare. This collaboration aims to transform the research agenda on Shakespeare for the 21st Century by exploring the writer’s extraordinary dissemination and appropriation in cultures and languages across the world, in text, performance, film and new media.


The launch will take place on Thursday 13th November 2014 from 6:00pm- 8:00pm at The Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London and will be followed by a drinks reception in the Barbican's conservatory terrace.

Opening addresses will be by Professor Jonathan Bate, Provost of Worcester College, University of Oxford, renowned Shakespeare scholar and co-curator of the 2012 British Museum exhibition, Shakespeare Staging the World and by Professor David Schalkwyk, Academic Director of Global Shakespeare and author of Hamlet's Dreams: The Robben Island Shakespeare.

There will be a play reading by professional actors from Matthew Hahn’s play, The Robben Island Bible, based on the the copy of Shakespeare signed by apartheid prisoners on Robben Island including Nelson Mandela. The play reading will be followed by a panel discussion of the play and Shakespeare as a global phenomenon.

Any queries about the event should be directed to or call Anna Boneham on 07884 733069.

For more information please visit our website at:

Please REGISTER as soon as possible using the form below. Please note that we expect this event to fill up very quickly. If you no longer require your place, please let us know ASAP to allow us to give your place to someone else.

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Conservatory Terrace